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Wed
31
Mar

Navigation season resumes on Mississippi River


In 2020, nearly 17 million tons of commodities passed through Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg. Above, a tow boat heads south on the Mississippi River near Marquette. (Photo credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District)

By Caroline Rosacker

During the 2020 season, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, staff supported 2,620 commercial navigation lockages at Lock and Dam 10, near Guttenberg. This was above the ten-year average of 2,164 lockages. The 2020 lockages supported 16,974,594 tons of commodities by the navigation industry, in comparison to the 2019 season that supported 1,750 commercial lockages and the movement of 11,575,625 tons of commodities.

Wed
24
Mar

C.R. adds soccer to sports line-up


Clayton Ridge students practice their soccer skills in preparation for the upcoming spring soccer season. The new varsity soccer program will be able to participate in state-sanctioned competition and be eligible for state titles. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton Ridge High School will be adding soccer as an official varsity sport this spring. High school soccer has always been a club sport played in the summertime, and not part of the school's extra curricular activities. The new varsity program will be able to participate in state-sanctioned competition and be eligible for state titles just like football or basketball. 

Wed
24
Mar

Spielbauer is awarded AGSA Athlete of the Month


Samantha Spielbauer is all smiles after winning at the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association's girls state tournament. She had the fastest pin, in 1:16, to win at 160. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Balancing a demanding academic and athletic schedule can be very stressful on high school student-athletes. Fifteen-year-old Clayton Ridge sophomore Samantha Spielbauer has had plenty of practice prioritizing her busy athletic schedule. 

AGSA Athlete of the Month

Wed
24
Mar

Recovery Connect to begin here Apr. 7

Recovery Connect is an eight-week in-person recovery journey where participants will learn how unresolved trauma can negatively impact both over-all mental health and physical health. Participants will be equipped with tools and connections to guide healing from past traumas.

The first session of Recovery Connect will begin on Wednesday, April 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is free and child-care will be provided. 

Wed
17
Mar

"Not Quite Brothers" at annual fireman's dance


"Not Quite Brothers" will provide the entertainment at the annual Guttenberg Fire Department dance on Saturday, March 27, from 7 - 11 p.m. at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Fire Department is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers who perform fire suppression and other emergency-related services to area residents. They are expected to be on call all the time and be prepared to be summoned to the fire station when their services are needed. They are also expected to participate in other non-emergency duties such as training, equipment maintenance and fund-raising events. 

Annual Firemen’s Dance

Wed
17
Mar

"Scars N Cars" created to inspire others


Forest Brown and his creative team meet to discuss "Scars N Cars," an ongoing YouTube video project. Front, Forest Brown; from left, Mark Whitmore and Dan Kuempel. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Forest Brown, Director of Operations at Brown's Family of Dealerships, with locations in Guttenberg, Elkader, Dyersville and West Branch, has been an employee with the family car dealership since he was 14 years old. 

Wed
17
Mar

City council awards Schiller Street contract

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council awarded a $755,097 contract for the Schiller Street beautification project to Portzen Construction of Dubuque at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 8.

Wed
10
Mar

Bilden enjoys building relationships

By Caroline Rosacker

Laura Bilden began her career as a 6-12 Principal at the age of 29 for the Clayton Ridge Community School district. She is currently 31 and will complete her second year as a school leader this May. 

Wed
10
Mar

Accounting firm celebrates 30 years in business


Anna Mae Moser, CPA, has been providing area residents and businesses with accounting services for 30 years. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Business owner Anna Moser, CPA, has been providing area residents and businesses with top-notch accounting services in Guttenberg since Oct. 1, 1990.

Wed
10
Mar

Mississippi flood risk predicted near-normal

By Shelia Tomkins

With melting snow and the anticipated arrival of spring, Guttenberg residents have learned to keep an eye on river levels as the traditional spring crest on the Mississippi River approaches.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Services lists the risk of Mississippi River flooding this spring at near-normal to slightly below normal for the Guttenberg area.

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